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thank you for waking up with us on this monday morning. welcome to news channel 8 today. i'm gene ramirez. >> and i'm gayle guyardo. after countless hours of reaching out to the iowa voters, today, iowans will
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right now donald trump has a 5- point lead on ted cruz, and our senator, marco rubio is in third place, and on the democratic side, hillary virtually tied. the search for a missing boater will resume off the coast of clear water. crews found the man's boat but did not find the boater. according to the missing man's wife, he's suicidal. california is waking up to a big mess this morning after a deadly storm moved across the state with strong winds, heavy state with strong winds, heavy rain, and snow. at least one person died on sunday when a tree fell across four lanes of traffic, and now the storm is moving east, threatening colorado. now turning things over to bryan bennett. >> reporter: it's a warm start. we had a cool january by average, but february will start above average. right now, gayle, temperatures middle 60s for the bay area.
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jacket this morning with the fairly comfortable temperatures, and the satellite and radar is quiet as well. a rogue sprinkle or two. this afternoon, partly cloudy skies, and a slight chance for a little sprinkle or maybe a light shower later today. a high temperature around 77 degrees, and inland, around 80 degrees headed to highland's county, and it will be a warm afternoon, and hey, it's still wintertime. we have 80s on the map. >> nice, huh? >> i feel like i should pull out the duranduran albums for this? >> ugh? >> the '80s? get it. >> too early for me. you have to spell it out for me. northbound on sarasota in through 75 at university, we have a come of lanes blocked, but that's due to overnight construction. the southbound traffic has been cleared. overall, traffic is looking
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here's a quick look at i-4 at macintosh road. i have activity on busch boulevard. more coming up in my next report. back to gene and gayle. thank you, sarasota police are looking for a driver who hit and killed a bicyclist. it happened north of fruitville road at 7:15 last night. ryan hughes is live at the sarasota police department this morning. any leads in the case yet? >> reporter: gene, good morning to you. not that we know of at this point, but police at the sarasota police department hope someone knows something that will help them crack the case. we have a photo of the mangled bicycle to show you. according to police, a man on the bike was riding between 6th and 8th streets when the driver hit the bike and kept going. the bicyclist was taken to sarasota memorial hospital and later died sadly. here's the vehicle involved in
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described as a dark-colored front-end damage. if you have any information on sarasota police. i'm working to get more details on the case, and we are working to determine the identity of the driver involved, gene, and once we find out more, we will let you know. >> thank you. the search is on for carjackers in tampa, on the run after the police cruiser chasing them crashed. news channel 8 east lindsey mast -- 8's lindsey mastis is live. it's believed they have been on a crime spree since friday? >> reporter: that's right. i have been talking to police officers here at police headquarters. so far there's been no arrests in the case. the carjackers actually abandoned the vehicle after the officer crashed, and the police believe that they used the car
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take a look at this map on your screen, and the criminals carjacked the vehicle from a woman on friday, just before 10:00 p.m. on north central avenue and east kirby street. they abandoned it 3 miles away and take a look at this. the police officer pursuing the car lost control and crashed. the police officer went to the hospital with minor injuries, and according to tampa place, three carjackers took the vehicle by opening the door to her car and pointing a semiautomatic handgun to her, ordering her out, and they drove off. luckily she was not hurt. i have been asking for descriptions of the suspects this morning, and as soon as we have information, we will let you know. we know right now that all carjackers are male, and anyone with information is urged to department. >> we have to get these guys
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this morning palmetto police need your help to help solve a deadly shooting case. the body of colin mahoney was found in an abandoned home. police were checking the home after neighbors were complaining people were coming and going from the house. in hillsborough county, the search continues for two falconberg academy. anthony baez and anthony cookee got out through a hole they -- cooke got out through a hole they cut in the fence. the man you can see here on your screen, kenneth kabraw is facing a dui manslaughter charge this morning. he hit a motorcyclist who died
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happening today, the zika virus could be declared a global health emergency. a rare meeting will be health to discuss ways to battle the virus. it's feared the people affected in 23 countries and territories in central and south america could eventually reach 4 million. the mosquito-born virus can cause health defects. the investigative report of the amtrak train detrailment in philadelphia will be released today. the ntsb has yet to say why the train was going so fast rounding the curve. the corrections officer who fired his gun during a fight at the denver motorcycle show this weekend claims it was in self- defense. attorneys for two bikers groups
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instigating the fight. the corrections officer has not been identified, but this morning we know he was a member of the iron order motorcycle itself club. -- motorcycle club. it's february 1st, and we have to love living in florida because, hey, we have temperatures right now middle 60s for your first day of february, and topping off in the upper 70s, and approaching 80 degrees, and you're headed inland. satellite and radar picture, quiet this morning, and a few clouds, and maybe a little rogue sprinkle or two. that's about it. that's about all we will see all day today. partly cloudy skies, and a tiny little sprinkle here or there. temperaturewise, in the upper 60s throughout the morning, and our lunch hour, 74, and by 4:00 p.m., a high temperature, right around 77 degrees, and it's going to be a warm day today, and temperatures will be
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too shabby for the first day of february, and so double down on what's going on with the traffic. anything? >> i have to tell you, a decent drive. on 56, apparently someone spilled gravel on the road. aside from that -- >> rocky go. [ laughter ] rocky, go, that's right. plant city into downtown, and even if you live out here in lakeland, commuting in to tampa, good drive on i-4, and up to 275, 22 minutes. can't beat that. that's weather and traffic on the 8s, back to gayle and gene. >> leslee, thank you. your phone could save your life. the action you need to take for that to work. a heads up for job seekers. how would you like to be paid to play with legos? the open job position coming
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a big step forward for cuban communications. a new program may allow homes to connect to the internet. you're watching news channel 8
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i don't know what i'm doing. i can't find anything just when i think it's just not going to work. this woman that works there comes over and asks can i help you? and he was so happy, to do it amazing right? i never would have expected would have thought that anyone would find that do that. make that go out of their way for me. right then, right there i couldn't believe it he was so helpful i know it's such a small thing little thing. simple thing but it made me smile made me happy made my day share your story. publix. where shopping
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new this morning, another big milestone in cuba. some residents will soon be able to enjoy broadband internet service at home. cubans will be allowed to order home service through fiberoptic connections operated by a chinese program. it's just a pilot project
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prices have not been announced. diversity is now reaching the holy western wall. israel will create a prayer space for mix gender ceremonies and nonorthodox jews it will benefit close to 50,000 people site. deputies are looking for the thief who left a boy scout troop out of supplies. troop 996's trailer was stolen, containing $10,000 in supplies. it was taken from the all saints lutheran parking lot. it contained tents, stoves, and fund raising materials, and to the troop members t really hurts. >> this was everything, all of our things, and we have had them for years. >> terrible! >> unfortunately there were no security cameras there to catch
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some are calling it a sign of a recovering industry. orlando area hotels are seeing rising room rates and occupancy rates. the occupancy in central florida was reported at 77%. the u.s. average is 65.6%. revenue increased to around $85. the 8 on your side consumer alert this monday morning,your smart phone could help to save your life in an emergency, but paramedics emphasize you have to know how to use it there's apps that contain your medical resume, and it allows you to input information about yourself including who to contact for an emergency. >> if you have epilepsy, we want to know that. if you have preexisting heart conditions, strokes, or if
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major medical situations that could determine why you're having a medical emergency in the first place. >> reporter: there's several apps you can download, search for the one that works for you. new information that could help women reduce their risk of breast cancer. women who eat a lot of fiber in their younger years could lower their risk of the disease. it could be lowered by as much as 19%. the biggest benefit was from fruits and vegetables. your mom would probably grow with the results of a new study, talking is better than texting, according to new research from ucla. women and teens who get support face-to-face get more emotional well being. participating in cardiac exercise programs can help
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it includes group discussions on ways to improve health. time now, 5:45. the help wanted sign is out at legoland florida. they want to hire people who like playing with legos. paid to play. how fun is that? they are accepting applications for master model builders. you don't need to be an engineer, architect or designer. you just have to be good with the whole lego thing. starting today, general motors will step on the gas when it comes to self-driving cars. the move represents a shift in bringing the idea of self- driving cars for research to reality. the next time you go to the mall, look around it may seem empty. more people are shopping from home. one of the biggest factors for the decline in shopping is ecommerce.
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than heading to the stores. it's not been seen since the recession. winter weather is making a dangerous mess on the highways in california. it's hard to see anything but the headlights there. 29 cars slided, and that one is flipped upside down there. the 29 are piled up on interstate 80, and it shut down the entire highway there it was in the westbound lanes, but the eastbound lanes were shut down for emergency vehicles, and at this time, it's unclear how many people were hurt in all of this. in southern california, look at this. a storm is blamed for destroying several homes and crushing cars. in san diego this giant tree fell on to four cars, and one driver did die. forecasters warn residents they could see flooding and mud flows. >> impressive images out there. we are coming up on 5:48. over here, nice to kick off the
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>> it's going to be a cool february. check this out. on average, topping out around 73. with el nino going strong, we will have a cool february on average for the month, and it's going to be another wet month. we had a wet january. the wet trend will continue into february. current temperatures right now, despite the fact it's going to be a somewhat cool month, we are starting off warm, 66 degrees, and we will top off around 77 degrees this afternoon, and in fact, tomorrow, we will be right around 80 degrees, close to 80 on wednesday, and a cold front will knock us below average as we head into the weekend. satellite and radar, quiet. a few clouds a rogue sprinkle or two. that's about it. no big concerns. high pressure offshore, pumping in warm southerly winds, and that's why we are looking at warm temperatures today, and we are going to continue to see the warm temperatures throughout the afternoon, and
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and 61, this afternoon, 77, and your 7-day is showing warm temperatures the next couple of days, and cooler by the weekend. leslee? >> looking at the roadways out there, we are continuing to have a good drive, folks. downtown brooksville, looking good for hernando county. overall, nice drive here on cortez road, headed out to i- 75. no delays there. coming through pasco, looking good. 75 here in the sarasota area. if you live in bradenton or sarasota, you have a good overnight drive this sat the exit ramp, and it cleared from the roadway, and you have smooth sailing here. it's 6 minutes for university and clark, and that's the look at weather and traffic on the 8s. back to gene and gayle. a police officer and his k- 9 partner can enjoy retirement community. the way the community rallied to keep them together.
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before this week's game. are cam newton's pants the next fashion trend? they are sold out already, but we will tell you where they are from. you're watching news channel 8
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>> nice to have you here. >> let's talk about the problems for unintended veins. >> it can lead to leg swelling or leg pain. >> how are symptoms like that treated? >> we treat them with special medical lasers that have allowed our patients to return to work or activities completely. >> a lot of people want to know if insurance covers this kind of treatment? >> yes, because they lead to health problems and discomfort, it's covered by medicare and most health insurance. vein disease? >> see a vein doctor, and they it. >> for more information, just go to the website on your screen, unitedveincenters.com or call today to get a free vein screening. this is a beautiful story here.
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his trusted k-9 are waking up under the same roof after an outpouring of support from the community they serve. >> usually the officers forfeit the right to their dog if they retire before the k-9, but one officer wanted to fight that and started a gofundme page. >> the call and support is amazing. >> he says the intense side-by- side training with ajax strengthened their bond. the dog is valued at 3500 dollars, but the community raised $51,000. the extra money will go to a volunteer organization that gets k-9 dogs bullet-proof vests. the panthers arrived
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cam newton was feeling extra spirited there. you see those? zebra and gold pants. i'm distracted by everything i can see on the screen. shortly later he was seen with the loud pants, they sold out online. how much do you think they cost? >> $1,000. >> close to that. $850. i know your husband, mark, gayle, wanted a pair of those. >> oh, yeah. 6:30 at levi's stadium in california. it will be a good game to watch. big news for one of our members of the news channel 8 today morning team. >> adrienne, we hope you're watching. our reporter, anchor, and great
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married this weekend to her great friend carey. a beautiful wedding and ceremony. lovely reception, and great food! we were just happy to experience it with them, and we wish them the best. >> it was so much fun, and it was so well planned out. and who knew gene ramirez was such a great dancer? >> that's what i'm talking about. >> cutting a rug! i do want to say carey. what you see on the air from person. >> when she came here, she was just out of college. >> and i'm going to embarrass carey for a minute. i hope you're watching. you know it's true love because she drug him and he went willingly to a taylor swift concert. i knew they were a perfect match at that point. >> that was before they were married.
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nothing but the best. weather and traffic on the 8s is just 3 minutes away. a south florida woman pulls over a police officer. new we will show you the confrontation and why the woman thought the officer was breaking the law. you're watching news channel 8
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and good morning. it's 5:58 a.m. we are looking at a warm day today with the high temperature approaching 80 degrees, and a nice warm afternoon for february 1st. layers of espresso, milk, and a caramel-flavored swirl uplift your mood. indulge in a hot or iced macchiato today.
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